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Full Slate of Arts Activities in October

October 5, 2010

The month of October is full of interesting and entertaining arts events at Averett. Mark your calendar and make plans to attend one - or all of the events.

* Averett Theatre Department Presents "Greater Tuna"
Oct. 7-9, 7:30 p.m.
Pritchett Auditorium, Adults $8,
Students/Senior Citizens $6
For Tickets: 434-791-5712, or at the door

The unique band of citizens - the men, women, children
and animals - that make up this town are portrayed by
only two performers. A comedy about Texas' third
smallest town, "Greater Tuna" is a look at small-town
Southern life and attitudes.

* Author Dr. Marc Wortman
"The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta"
Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Blount Chapel
FREE - Open To The Public

A book for any history or Civil War buff, "The
Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta" is a
narrative history that tells the stories of the
Atlantans who lived through it. Author Marc Wortman
focuses on two of the city's citizens; Atlanta's Major
James Calhoun and a slave named Bob Yancey. Wortman's
telling is not only about the destruction of this
southern city but also its rise as the birthplace of
the new south.

* Concert with Dr. Anne Lewis, associate professor of
Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Pritchett Auditorium
FREE - Open To The Public

Dr. Anne Lewis, associate professor of music, is
celebrating her 25th academic year at Averett. She
caught ragtime fever as a teenager and soon became
known for playing Joplin rags at the slightest
provocation. The history of ragtime and its impact on
American popular music has been a continuous thread in
every level of her academic studies. This concert
explores the relationship of Scott Joplin's "parlor
music" with contemporary American and European piano
styles for amateur consumption. Joplin, an American
composer and pianist, is best known for "Maple Leaf
Rag" and "The Entertainer."